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Definition of tire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive] tire (somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tire
he / she / it tires
past simple tired
-ing form tiring
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  •  to become tired and feel as if you want to sleep or rest; to make someone feel this way Her legs were beginning to tire. He has made a good recovery but still tires easily.
  • Idioms
    never tire of doing something
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    to do something a lot, especially in a way that annoys people He went to Harvard—as he never tires of reminding us.
    Phrasal Verbstire of something/somebodytire somebody/yourself out
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tire